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. are you arguing at this point when you look at the environment, technology, what we're up against, there isn't really a logical place for federalism here because of what you just mentioned? >> no, there's certainly a logical place and the states can easily go beyond what the federal government is requiring, and they are. you've had the northeastern states that entered into a compact on greenhouse gases and do some carbon trading, so there's a lot the states can and will do, but bottom line, these are issues that affect all americans, actually, they affect the world, and we need to be taking action on them. the world's not going to end tomorrow. nobody says that, but i think anyone who has been outside in the last year understands that things are changing. i mean, the world has changed since it was formed, but what we're putting into the atmosphere and the way we're changing land use is having an impact, making these things happen faster and be more severe, and we've got to slow them down to start to anticipate what we're going to have to deal with. >> and what do you say to republ
grew up in a more forgiving environment. in hawaii, if you got in trouble there weren't really any serious consequences, but on the streets of chicago, those consequences could be fatal. b.a.m. standing for becoming a man. it's an initiative you have all spoken about. walk us through this. >> this is about the president's opportunity agenda, making sure that everybody has an opportunity to succeed, and making sure we tap into the potential of every young man in america. there are too many people who have remarkable potential. i believe that everybody is gifted and talented. it's incumbent on us to draw out those gifts and talents. all too frequently zip code or other circumstances in life undermines your able to tap your full potential. that's what this is about, making sure we invest in young men of color, understanding that it starts with early childhood, making sure that we are looking at middle and high school, where we have bleak and brown kids disproportionately suspended, and making sure we have a pathway to the middle class and the work we do at the department of labor, mak
for the rest of this year. you know, i've worked in education, environment, science research, policy, and civil liberties, and, oh, voting procedures. a number of things over the, well, now nearly two decades. i'm in my 16th year, i guess. so i could point to a number of those things. but i do stand by that statement, that the congress is the greatest instrument. doesn't always work perfectly, there are days when it hardly works at all, but it is a great instrument for justice and human welfare. >> yeah, and i understand that you feel that way, and i think that probably comes from your pride of office and the hard work you do, but the composition congress has changed a lot, as we mentioned, "the times" and others focus on the fact when you depart, only one scientist will be left, there are a lot fewer veterans than there used to be, there's a lot more upper, upper incomes, anyone stationed in life and previous job or role or training isn't the only thing you can say about them. i do think it's fair to say that the institution has changed in the aggregate of who's in it, and i don't think it's a
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